Alison Neuman lives in Alberta, Canada, where she works as a freelance writer. Her first novel, Ice Rose, was published in 2010 by Fireside Publications. Alison’s work has appeared in MacEwan Today, Westword, and the Edmonton Journal, as well as on three tracks of the CD release, Outside The Window, and as a credit on the script for Cheryl Kaye Tardif’s screenplay adaptation of Whale Song. Alison has been nominated for several literary and life awards. She was also honoured in 2011 for her human rights work in advocating for the rights of persons experiencing disabilities. In 2013, she won the Glenrose Courage Award. One of her greatest achievements is an integrative camp she started for children from all walks of life—both with and without disabilities. Camp Mission Access uses a secret agent theme and activities as children of all abilities complete mission activities. Since 2010, she has been a member of iDANCE Edmonton, performing regularly, and recently CRIPSiE Edmonton. Searching for Normal, A Memoir was released in November 2013.
Alison is currently working towards her Master of Arts Integrated Studies at Athabasca University and, when time permits, completing her next YA novel. Visit her web site for more information.